Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments is a preliminary contribution to the establishment of re-embodiments as a theoretical strand within legal and ecological theory, and philosophy. Re-embodiments are all those contemporary practices and processes that exceed the epistemic horizon of modernity. As such, they offer a plurality of alternative modes of theory and practice that seek to counteract the ecocidal tendencies of the Anthropocene. The collection comprises eleven contributions approaching re-embodiments from a multiplicity of fields, including legal theory, eco-philosophy, eco-feminism and anthropology. The contributions are organized into three parts: ‘Beyond Modernity’, ‘The Sacred Dimension’ and ‘The Legal Dimension’. The collection is opened by a comprehensive introduction that situates re-embodiments in theoretical context. Whilst closely bound with embodiment and new materialist theory, this book contributes a unique voice that echoes diverse political processes contemporaneous to our times. Written in an elegant and accessible language, the book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and established scholars alike seeking to understand and take re-embodiments further, both politically and theoretically.
Table of Contents
Introduction: exploring re-embodiments Ruth Thomas-Pellicer and Vito De Lucia PART 1: Beyond modernity 1. Beyond modernism and postmodernism: the narrative of the age of re-embodiments, Arran Gare 2. What is the age of re-embodiments? Or, the victorious assertion of loci standi over the barbarism of instrumenta movendi, Ruth Thomas-Pellicer 3. Reclaiming authenticity and ethics: a critique of eurocentric disembodiment and ecofeminist vision of re-embodiment, Madronna Holden PART 2: The sacred dimension 4. Towards a deconstruction of leadership and cosmology: the re-embodiment of the sacred, Ali Young 5. From enlightenment to enchantment: changing the question, Patrick Curry 6. (Re)embodying which body? Philosophical, cross-cultural and personal reflections on corporeality, Sian Sullivan 7. The knowing body: eco-paganism as an embodying practice, Adrian Harris PART 3: The legal dimension 8. Re-embodying Law: transversal ecology and the commons, Vito de Lucia 9. Graffiti artists and guerrilla gardeners: challenging our understandings of Property Law, Sue Farran 10. Autonomous legal persons and interconnected ecosystems: an 'Ecological' Self towards the age of re-embodiment, Alessandro Pelizzon and Gabrielle O’Shannessy 11. Beyond legal facts and discourses: towards a social-ecological production of the legal, Margherita Pieraccini Index
Ruth Thomas-Pellicer is an independent scholar based in Catalonia, Spain.
Vito De Lucia is a Research Fellow in K. G. Jebsen Centre for Law of the Sea, Faculty of Law, UiT – Arctic University of Norway.
Sian Sullivan is Professor of Environment and Culture at Bath Spa University, UK.